Six Deputy Defence Minister removed in Ukraine, action taken in corruption case
Ukraine on Monday removed six deputy defense ministers, two weeks after Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov was removed over a corruption scandal. Many senior officials of the Defense Ministry have also been removed. The reason for their removal has not been given but it is believed that the Defense Ministry has been cleaned to create a corruption-free system.
Ukraine on Monday removed six deputy defence ministers, two weeks after Defence Minister Oleksiy Reznikov was removed over a corruption scandal. Many senior officials of the Defence Ministry have also been removed. The reason for their removal has not been given but it is believed that the Defence Ministry has been cleaned to create a corruption-free system.
Which deputy ministers' names are included?
President Volodymyr Zelensky has taken this step amid the ongoing fierce war with Russia. The names of the deputy ministers who have been removed are Hana Maliar, Vitaly Deneha and Denis Sharapov. Defence Secretary Konstantin Vashchenko has also been removed. Vashchenko had the status of deputy minister.
What did the new Defence Minister say?
The new Defence Minister Rustam Umrao is a Tatar Muslim of Crimean origin. Umrao has said that we are reorganizing the Defence Ministry but our work is continuing as before. After assuming the post of minister, Umrao had said that his priority was to strengthen the military forces while fighting corruption.
Ukraine will sue Poland, Hungary, Slovakia
Ukraine will sue neighboring countries Poland, Hungary and Slovakia at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over the ban on agricultural products. These neighboring countries of Ukraine have imposed a ban on Ukrainian products to protect the interests of their farmers. Ukraine is supplying its products at relatively low prices, so farmers in the countries where its products are going do not get adequate prices for their produce.
Ukraine's trade representative said
Last Friday, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia imposed fresh sanctions on Ukrainian agricultural products. Ukraine's Trade Representative Taras Kachka, published in Politico magazine, has said that the three countries' sanctions on Ukrainian products are illegal, so his country will sue them in the WTO. It should be noted that Poland and Slovakia are supporting Ukraine a lot in the ongoing war with Russia. Despite this, Ukraine has threatened to sue him.
Demand to reject Ukraine's petition
Russia has requested to dismiss Ukraine's lawsuit in the United Nations Court. In the 16-judge International Court of Justice, Russian lawyer Gennady Kuzamin described the arguments given by Ukraine to stop Russia's military action as baseless. Said that Ukraine's accusation of committing genocide and attacking civilians is false. This is a conspiracy to defame Russia.